Build teacher leadership capacity
Teacher academy participants obtain skills in curriculum design, using data to drive instruction, the effective use of instructional strategies, and increasing student engagement. Through reflective practice, teachers embark on a year long project, which focuses on improving student learning.
Teacher leadership capacity is an expected outcome of the program, and participating teachers develop the ability to provide support and training for their colleagues within their home district. The Missouri Teacher Academy is a replication of the very successful Leadership Academy Program, which has been fundamental in providing professional growth for school leaders. Teacher Academy is designed to provide participants with an intellectually stimulating opportunity to learn and implement new teaching strategies in collaboration with other highly committed teachers in their region and throughout the state.
Teacher academy qualifications
- At least 3 years of teaching experience
- Demonstrated classroom effectiveness
- Commitment to sustained professional development
Cost: $500 (Tuition, transportation, food and substitutes will be the responsibility of the school or individual).Participation requires 8 release days, which include two statewide meetings and 6 regional sessions.